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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Available each winter from the first of November until it runs out, Isolation ale is amber in color, malty and strong. We consider it a traditional winter warmer, without the addition of fruits or spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (811) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Odell’s Isolation Ale is a gorgeous beer to look at and a decent brew to taste. The color is a clear shade of copper with a snowy head. Aroma isn’t big but it has a nice balance of bread-like malts and floral hops. Flavor is definitely malt-forward. Caramel comes through clearly with some subtle fruitiness in the background. Feel is smooth but not remarkable. While there are holiday brews I get more excited about, I would happily drink Isolation Ale while occupying a remote hotel, looking at the snow-capped Rocky mountains, venturing into Room 237, and developing a fascination with axes. All work and no beer make Jack a dull boy. All work and no beer make Jack a dull boy. All work and no beer make Jack a dull boy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuskerTan (1032) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. A- Malts, caramel, bread, grains. A- Dark amber color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Malty, subtle hops, roasty, earthy, pine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Definitely got more disappointing as it warmed. Not a lot of depth and really malty. Not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle: The pour is absolutely gorgeous… deep amber and a thick, creamy tan head. Nice sheet lacing. At first, I thought it smelt like sawdust, but it passed. Deep toffee, woody, earthy, and nutty bits. Rich and inviting. Taste is a little more on the earthy side, some florals and wood. Lightly metallic. Loses a bit from the nose. Lighter in body, which is ok, but the flavor doesn’t stick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a nice deep amber color with a tan head and good lacing, sticky. You can tell there is some hops in the aroma, but they’re floral varieties I think. The taste is quite good, lots of biscuit, some caramel, and a little hop bite -- all the spiciness of this beer comes from the hops instead of added spices. Good winter warmer, a little different, but good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (788) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Red orange with a thin white cap. Caramel, herbal hops, mineral water and bread. Taste is lightly sweet with a dry plantlike bitterness. Body is lighter with a fizzy feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Julie says well it is okay there is a touch of non hoppy air freshener at the end. It is okay. She gives a 3.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (572) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Light aroma of caramel malt and hops. Taste is good with caramel, vanilla and grass. Nice palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (435) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle pours a beautiful red-mahogany color with a huge, persistent, rootbeer float head. Caramel malt, earthy low hop profile on the nose. Palate is English malts, ending in a mildly bitter finish. Overall, okay beer that’s far from great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crispy34 (486) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft! Aroma is malty with some bitter. Appearance is brown with a creamy tan head. Taste is a bitter with some malt. Palate is pretty neutral. Overall, a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Really pretty mahogany pour, with a quickly dissipating creamy head. I didn't read the deScription before buying, so I was surprised by the lack of spice (or flavor, for that matter) in this "winter" beer. Great ever recent mouthfeel, but really understated flavor - slight woody notes, a little molasses, maybe, and slight malt. Really reminded me of something that you'd be served at a big chain brewpub in an airport. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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